Before: Terrorists (read: everyone) assumed and acted as if their cellphones were surveillance targets.
Now: Type-1 Terrorists (read: actual terrorists) know and act as if their cellphones are surveillance targets. Type-2 Terrorists (read: everyone else) know their cellphones are surveillance targets and are mad about it.
See! Look how much harder it is, they have to fight two types of terrorists!
I'm sure "the road to hell is paved with good intentions." sounds better to the DEA than "the road to hell is paved in flagrant violations of the natural and constitutional rights of those whom you are chartered to protect."
Thinking about this some more, I think this might actually be VERY good. I'm sure things are different when criminal elements are involved, but ensuring these events are in the public record is an important step to preventing the offending officers from sweeping them under the rug if they try to stay in the same line of work.
Honestly I think the bigger deal is that these officers are actually being punished, and the fact that it's coming straight from the horses mouth on twitter makes (the individual) event less newsworthy.
"On 9/11/01 19 terrorists killed 2,977 people in an unprecedented attack on the US. On 7/7/05 4 terrorists killed 52 people in the first deadly attack on the UK since the Belfast Agreement. To use this label for purpose of persecuting the partner of a journalist is disrespectful to the memory of no fewer than 3,000 people."
1) Feinstein truly believes all this is a good thing, and she always has. 2) She probably even wanted to tout the programs publicly... 3) In it's 'wisdom' the NSA put a stop to that (both to prevent opposition and keep Feinstein elected). 4) Now that it's out she wants her name of the cover of this
Man... she really is delusional (as if SOPA/PIPA didn't tell us that). When do we have a mandatory retirement age for congress "people"?
1) FBI can't see the forest for the trees... shuts down a grey market for the headlines... snore 2) DHS acts like a jerk and arraigns an informant when he upheld his deal... no news there 3) DHS originally saw the forest (drugs) for the trees (silk road), responded appropriately, and targeted ACTUAL CRIMES??? what's going on in this world.
I'm not sure they have one that is officially defined (and if they did they would certainly exceed it) but I'm pretty sure our resources would be better used to track our actual enemies... since we're selling them F16s clearly we aren't too worried about an attack from the Brazilian government. If the claim that it is for industrial purposes were to be true I would be (and I think we have every right to be) livid that a massive and secret black budget is going towards such purposes.
Oops... I can only blame "out of the blue induced brain failure" on this one... but the stats nerd in me will not let this error stand.
Clearly my frame of reference needed adjusted because if all it took was getting a vaccine every 60 days to make Nana live longer they'd be flying off the shelves and we could just count on the anti-vaccine idiots dying off faster than they could troll techdirt.
The 0.7995% ANNUAL death rate needs to be adjusted to 60 days... so 0.7995*60/365 = 0.1314% so you're "only" 10% MORE likely to die if you DIDN'T get vaccinated w/in the last 60 days.
The NSA has established it doesn't engage in "illegal" spying (according to the DoJs definition)... since embarrassing the sitting administration is clearly illegal (according to the DoJs definition) they probably never even saved the emails.